Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol, Peaches Golding OBE, has a new select group of cadets to assist her on royal visits and other ceremonial duties over the next 12 months.
It will be an unforgettable year for the four cadets, drawn from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadet Force, RAF Air Cadets and local schools’ Combined Cadet Forces.
The Lord-Lieutenant is the Queen’s representative in the county and is responsible for arranging visits to Bristol by members of the royal family and escorting royal visitors.
As well as liaising with local units of the Regular and Reserve Forces and their associated cadet forces, she chairs the Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace and participates in civic and voluntary activities.
The Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets are carefully chosen for their commitment and outstanding service, not just to their respective cadet organisations but also to their local communities.
The four cadets, who attended an investiture ceremony at Bristol Zoo Gardens, were:
Able Cadet Aiden Harrison, TS Bristol Adventure, Sea Cadet Corps, also a pupil at Bristol Technology & Engineering Academy. He has gained qualifications in rowing, sailing and kayaking and achieved three intermediate level specialisations, in First Aid, Seamanship and Physical Training (PT).
Sergeant Antonia Gurr, who has been a member of Bristol Army Cadet Force for four years, performing a vital role as a cadet instructor. She has completed her 3-star training level, achieved the top gun award for her Junior Cadet Instructors Cadre and gained her Youth First Aid certificate.
Cadet Flight Sergeant Adam Clarke-Woodey, from Speedwell, a member of 1860 (East Bristol) Squadron of the RAF Air Cadets. He is taking A levels in Maths, History and Applied Science at Bristol Brunel Academy, and hopes to gain a commission in the Royal Gurkha Rifles Regiment.
Leading Hand Kitty Murdoch, Clifton College CCF, Royal Navy Section. Her conduct, turnout and application are exemplary while her diligence in supporting other Cadets is greatly valued. With qualifications in powerboat handling and first aid, she is an integral part of the leadership team.